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Disability Services

Disability Information

Motlow provides equal access to educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate for qualified students with disabilities.

Students seeking help through Disability Services should be prepared to disclose the presence and nature of a specific disability. Before receiving requested accommodations, you may be required to obtain additional documentation of your disability.

Contact the Disability Services Office: [email protected]

How do I Apply for Services?

  • Login to MyMotlow
  • Click on the Student tab
  • Upload documentation
  • Complete the consent form
  • Submit the application 
  • Attend your in-person interview

Prospective students should contact [email protected] to inquire about services.

General Guidelines for Documentation

  1. Evaluation from a Qualified Professional - a report, summary or evaluation from a professional that can diagnose or treat a disability. A professional could be a medical provider, mental health provider, psychological examiner or a school psychologist.
  2. Documentation should be current - a disability may change over time and document should support current accommodation needs
  3. Documentation should support accommodation need
    • Diagnosis should be included
    • Limitations associated with the diagnosis should be part of the document to show why an accommodation is needed

How are Accommodations Provided

The Office of Disability Services will develop an academic support and accommodation plan designed to fit the individual need of the student. Student information is confidential. However the Office of Disability Services may consult with faculty members or others to create a reasonable accommodation plan.

The student is responsible for discussing accommodations with instructors. However, the Office of Disability Services is available to support communication and provide advocacy to carry the accommodation plan forward.

TOTALLY AND PERMANENTLY DISABLED

A student that is totally and permanently disabled, as defined by the Tennessee Board of Regents, may complete the Certificate of Total Disability to apply for reduced tuition.

To be admitted as a totally and permanently disabled student, please complete the following:

  • Apply to Motlow.
  • Submit your Certificate of Total Disability or affidavit from a physician or appropriate agency to the Admissions office. It must be the original form signed by the physician to be processed.
  • Reduced tuition based on total disability is separate from disability services and accommodations.
  • Students must self-identify with the Disability Services office and meet specific guidelines to have a college accommodation plan.
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